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Vote (and here’s why): Spoken Word Poetry

Vote
Because it’s a mitzvah to do
Vote
Because you’re an American Jew
Vote
Because it’s your civic duty
Vote
To bring the world more values, more beauty
Vote
Because you’ll be guiding the nation
Vote
Because not voting is an abdication
Vote
Because more important than your chatter
Vote
You’re representing values that really matter
Vote
For our Jewish values that encompass
Vote
Torah’s call for chesed (kindness), rachamim (compassion) and tzedek (justice)
Vote
Do not be numb
Vote
Because it’s part of tikkun olam
Vote
(Especially if you’re a thirty- or twenty-something)
Vote
(Because yes, your vote actually means something)
Vote
Your ballot will require time to peruse
Vote
Then check off whomever you choose
Vote
Instead of lying awake
Vote
Because there’s too much at stake
Vote
Because you’re American Jew
Vote
And make sure your friends and your kids (if you have them) vote too

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